Is homework a waste of time? Study of 18,000 schoolchildren finds "no relationship" between spending time on work at home and better grades

Is homework a waste of time Study of 18,000 schoolchildren finds 'no relationship' between working hard at home and better gradesUniversity of Virginia looked at data for tenth grade students across U.S.Findings show homework assignments didn't translate into better gradesAuthors suggest more research on form and function of assignments | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 It's the news they've been waiting for… Next time you hear a child complaining that their science and maths homework is a waste of time, they might have a point. That's the conclusion of research carried on schoolchildren to find out what difference extra study at home makes.

BBC refuses to release all the evidence from Savile report

BBC refuses to release all the evidence from licence fee-funded report into Savile scandal | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 November 2012 Not all the evidence gathered during the BBC's inquiry into the shelving of a Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile will be automatically available to licence fee payers.